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Saving Malaya (The chosen ones series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Victor Sanchez
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Malaya has escaped into a world of exotic dancing and drugs, trying to hide from her ability to see into the future. With a series of murders amongst her she's forced to deal with her gift before she becomes the next victim.

Prologue
Malaya
I could see my dad sipping his steamy coffee as he drove his usual path to work. The morning was unusually dark and the roads glistened from the rain reflecting off the oncoming traffics. The amusing voice of the early morning radio host discussing home remedies accompanied him on his trip. The dream was peaceful until the sound of a large deer crashing into the windshield interrupted his routine. His coffees rapidly found protection on the passenger seat when the antlers impaled my father’s chest. The overwhelming cry of bones breaking and the car swerving out of control completely overpowered the radio. My father closed his eyes and whispered “I’m so sorry Malaya,” even though I was miles away from him.
Right before the car was completely devoured by a massive oak tree the dream transformed and I could see the seven year old girl I used to be. She had awakened from our shared nightmare. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. Her face was barely recognizable and her stringy brown hair was clinging to her face as she ran to find our father. She was wearing my favorite pink nightgown that made me feel like a princess running through castle halls. I remembered how I couldn’t live without that gown. My father was standing near the door gathering his final items, as he always did before he left for work.
“Daddy, please don’t leave!” I cried, holding tightly to his sleeves, standing in the way of his exit. He could sense the agony I was experiencing as I tried explaining my dream as best as an eight year old could. He always listened attentively, never making me feel like a freak. He knelt down in front of me, and wiped my tears with the handkerchief he always kept in his breast pocket. His eyes were comforting, reassuring me that everything would be ok. They looked exactly how I remembered.
The house was quiet and the only audible noises were the echoing of my cries. I still remembered how he whispered in my ear “its ok baby, nothing is going to happen to me.” His embrace made me feel like it was just a dream. I could hear his voice like I was still in that moment, “It's just a nightmare.” My crying slowed down with the comforting tone of his words. My father hugged and kissed me again before he finally left, forever. “I’ll be back, I promise,” he softly said. An unfulfilled promise was the last words I ever heard my father say.
The scenery rapidly changed as police officers showed up with the news of his death. I could see the little version of myself fall into my mother’s arms crying as reality exploded in front of me. Even at such a young age I wanted her to forgive me for not doing more. I told her everything I dreamt and never wanted to dream again. By fourteen, I was heavily sedated and spent most of my evenings sitting by the window praying for my father’s return, he never did. The medication I was given made it difficult for me to differentiate the line between reality and fantasy. My dreams began feeling real and life was a place I wanted to escape. My mother could barely look at me or get me to talk and my twin sister Alice stared at me like I was a lost soul. She was right, I was definitely lost.


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  • File Size: 255 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008CEPS1C
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic January 2, 2013
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I loved it! Could not put it down until I finished it. Yes there were some errors but the author did a great job with the story line. If you are smart enough to recognize the errors then you can figure out whats going on! I can't wait to read the next book! Great job VGS!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful! November 25, 2012
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Great read. A book you don't want to put down. Excited to read the next book! Props to the up and coming author for following his dream.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pros and Cons June 26, 2012
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The story is compelling but the editing is not and that really needs to be addressed. Editing a book when you are asking money for it is a must and it distinguishes amateur writers from professionals....sorry can't score it high for that reason.

I do not want to give the impression that the author can't write well. He can indeed. He has a very compelling style but still needs to bring this up to standard from an editing point of view. Some great proof-readers would help immensely!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read in a long time! December 11, 2013
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I loved this book! I normally go for the romance novels but this book, I just couldn't put down. It had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to the end. There was never a dull moment and the author had you thinking the entire time. The author's combination of a thrilling suspense with the supernatural was unique and witty. I really enjoyed the way this author writes. It makes for an easy read and allows the reader to experience the story through the eyes of the different characters. You can tell that each characters are well thought out and have an important purpose in the book. I have nothing but high expectations for this series and look forward to reading more!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Saving Malaya January 14, 2013
By Suzy M
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It is a fast paced and interesting story sure to appeal to young people. The characters of Malaya, and her sister Alice are fleshed out well. Making Robert's character more detailed will add to the story. Both sisters use their bodies to get ahead in life and this could be attributed to their life experiences and insecurities. This is something that could be explored in the next book in the series.
It needs a good editor to remove some of the grammar and punctuation errors. Overall, it is an interesting book which could truly become good with a few changes. I loved the gritty story line and the details of the city's underbelly. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! November 26, 2012
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Really great story! Lack if editing was the biggest downfall, but the story sucks you right in. Great job for a new author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Attention Grabber November 13, 2012
By EEstra
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From the first page until the last there are no dull moments. This book has all you need, sex, drugs, murder, not to mention the supernatural. i can't wait to read the rest of the series, this makes Twilight series look like a nursery ryme. Great job to a new up and coming writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding September 28, 2012
By Momo
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Saving Malaya is a great read that I would recommend to all my friends. I was on the edge of my seat with all the suspense and action that took place and I couldn't put it down. Kudos to the author, I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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More About the Author

Hi I'm victor and I'm the author of the chosen ones series. I'm 32 years old from Fayetteville nc where I'm a hairstylist by day and writer by night. I love love love creating stories and many characters stem from clients that I encountered throughout my life. I'm currently working on my bachelors in visual arts where I plan on focusing on photography!

I enjoy reading all my reviews and please like my pages. Follow me on twitter for updates kikboyee31 and find me on face book. Look forward in sharing my world with you! Check out thechosenonesseries.com for the latest updates on vinas revenge (book 3)

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